WA State Licensing: Longview city business license

City of Longview license

Who needs a license?

Longview requires all businesses to be licensed with the city if they are:

  • Located within city limits, or
  • Conducting business within city limits.

If you don't know if you do business within city limits, call the city at (360) 442-5000 before applying.

Temporary licenses

Temporary business licenses must be obtained directly from the City of Longview.

Exempt businesses

Businesses exempt from city licensure include:

  • Credit unions
  • Schools
  • Churches

How to apply


City license Fee
Longview general business license $50
Longview nonprofit business license* $50
Other fees that may apply Fee
State tax registration No fee
Registering your business name as trade name $5
Business License Application fee $19 (non-refundable)

*Businesses qualify for the nonprofit license if they are registered with the Office of the Secretary of State as a nonprofit corporation.

Contact information

State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034

Phone: 1-800-451-7985
Email: BLS@dor.wa.gov
Fax: 360-705-6699

Office hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailing information

Please remember to enclose all necessary documents and fees with your completed application. Incomplete submissions will result in a delay in your licensure.

It is important that you contact our office, in writing, with any changes in address.

Regulatory questions

City of Longview
1525 Broadway St
Longview, WA 98632-3715

Phone: 360-442-5000